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A school teacher in Kaltota was arrested in connection with a death of schoolgirl who was drowned while bathing with 14 other students in the Walawe River.

Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said the female teacher-in-charge of outdoor activities of the school went to the Walawe River along with 15 students to have a river bath.

While they were bathing in the river, a 16- year-old girl was found to have gone missing. However, the body of the missing girl was recovered by the police after two hours.

DIG Rohana said the police while probing the incident found the teacher had taken the sstudents for river bath without the permission of the school principal or the Zonal Education Director.

She is to be produced before the Balangoda Magistrate.


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  • Adam Speak Monday, 01 February 2021 09:46 AM

    What an irresponsible and a foolish teacher. Taking 15 school girls without any concerns for their safety. Parents also just allow them to go without any written permission from the School Principal.

    Leo Monday, 01 February 2021 11:43 AM

    Was the principle asleep in his office to not notice a teacher walking out with 15 students.

    Jeeves Monday, 01 February 2021 01:54 PM

    Was teacher too lazy to teach; too irresponsible to care? Very sad outcome- avoidable loss of life!


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